WINNIPEG - Two words. That's all head coach Paul Maurice needed this morning.
After missing the last two games with an upper-body injury, defenceman Dustin Byfuglien will return to the Winnipeg Jets line-up tonight against the Vancouver Canucks.
He'll slot back in on the right side with Ben Chiarot on the blue line, and will try to help the Jets rebound from Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Edmonton Oilers.
The loss was a hard lesson to learn. Captain Blake Wheeler said while a lot of the names in the dressing room are the same from last season, it doesn't mean any aspect of this season will be easy - that includes holding leads in the third period.
"You look at 52 wins and it looks like it came easy. But it was a daily, non-stop process to get to where we got to," said Wheeler. "It's always a struggle. Every team is different. We have a completely different group of guys in here. It shouldn't be easy. It's never going to be easy. This is a tough league. We're trying to figure that out."